When Sharam released his sophomore album Retroactive last year, we knew that some of the tracks needed to stand alone as singles, with remixers from some of the top names in house and techno to give them fresh, new dimensions. We begin our journey with the leading track "Arpi," featuring two astounding remixes from Moonwalk and Dubspeeka and a new VIP mix from Sharam.
Moonwalk, fresh off a huge 2016 that saw releases on Stil Vor Talent and Diynamic among others, leave nothing to the imagination and dive headlong into a blistering remix that shows off the Italian duo's studio chops. Punchy drums and a relentless, arpeggiated lead make their mix a bona fide heater on the floor.
Where Sharam's original opts for big, bold arrangement, Dubspeeka (working here under his guise dubspeekaRMX) strips down everything to a raw, skeletal techno groove that paints Arpi's melancholic lead over a canvas of brooding drums and bass. The result is an eerie, beautiful remix that leaves one with a concrete sense of longing.